SHORPY Historic Photo Archive & Fine-Art Prints
The Shorpy Archive
6000+ fine-art prints suitable for framing. Desk-size to sofa-size and larger, on archival paper or canvas.
Join and Share

Social Shorpy

Syndicate content
Syndicate content
Syndicate content
Daily e-mail updates:

Member Photos

Photos submitted by Shorpy members.

Colorized Photos

Colorized photos submitted by members.

About the Photos

Our holdings include hundreds of glass and film negatives/transparencies that we've scanned ourselves; in addition, many other photos on this site were extracted from reference images (high-resolution tiffs) in the Library of Congress research archive. (To query the database click here.) They are adjusted, restored and reworked by your webmaster in accordance with his aesthetic sensibilities before being downsized and turned into the jpegs you see here. All of these images (including "derivative works") are protected by copyright laws of the United States and other jurisdictions and may not be sold, reproduced or otherwise used for commercial purposes without permission.

© 2018 SHORPY INC.

[REV 25-NOV-2014]

JUMP TO PAGE   100  >  200  >  300  >  400  >  500  >  600

Buttermilk Junction: 1937

Buttermilk Junction: 1937

April 1937. "Buttermilk Junction, Martin County, Indiana." Fill 'er up with Ethyl and Acidophilus. Medium-format nitrate negative by Russell Lee. View full size.

On Shorpy:
Today's Top 5

Rock-faced concrete block

If I'm not mistaken, the façade of what is undoubtedly a balloon-frame building is composed of "rock-faced" concrete block, which would date the structure's origin to no earlier time than 1900, when such block were first beginning to be introduced.

[Looks like sculptured tin siding. -tterrace]

McNab Store

I contacted the Martin County Historical Society, and here's what they found:

I did some research today on "Buttermilk Junction." As I stated before, we had never heard of it. I found an old photo in one of our books & it was called "The McNab Store" - now the site of Building 101 on the Crane Naval Depot. Our book does not mention it going by any other name.

Jane Marshall/Secretary
Martin Co. Historical Society

You won't find this spot

on a map today. I'm sure all existing buildings, etc. were bulldozed in about 1940/41 when the Crane Naval Base (actually, its predecessor, the Naval Ammunition Depot) was built here.

That first step

Watch out for that first step "It's a doozie"

LP Cover

Yazoo Records used this photo on the cover of a blues compilation LP, Lonesome Roads Blues. Interestingly, they used it for songs from the Mississippi Delta.

I'm not a structural engineer

but there isn't much holding up that porch roof and the three 2x4's being asked to do the job are looking a bit tired!

I don't know about you

but my bones denounce the buckboard bounce, and yes, the cactus does hurt my toes, but I don't see any here so I'll let that slide.

Deux Chaveux

The station wagon in the middle looks to be about two horsepower.

*Almost* everything

It still needs Percy Kilbride.

Linco Gasoline

Later absorbed by Marathon.


1880s version of the pickup truck -- "Hey I need to move some stuff, can I borrow your buckboard?"

This place has everything.

Horsedrawn wagon, combustion engines, gas and chickens. Would love to find this spot on a current map.

SHORPY HISTORICAL PHOTO ARCHIVE | History in HD is a vintage photo archive featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1960s. (Available as fine-art prints from the Shorpy Archive.) The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.

Syndicate content RSS | Contact Us | Privacy Policy | Photo Use | © 2018 Shorpy Inc.